Universal Credit: Children

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Labour, Washington and Sunderland West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many children of (a) infant school age, (b) primary school age inclusive of infant years, (c) primary school age excluding infant years and (d) secondary school age are from families in receipt of Universal Credit.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The available statistics on the number of households with children on Universal Credit, by number of children and by the age of the youngest child, is published and can be found at:


Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:


Plans to extend the statistics to include the age breakdown of all children in Universal Credit households are under development, as detailed in the Department’s Statistical work programme.

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